Chandragupta Maurya (rule: c. 321 – c. 297 BCE) was the author of the Maurya Empire in old India. He constructed one of the biggest ever realms on the Indian subcontinent and afterward, as indicated by Jain sources, he denied everything and turned into a Jain priest. Recorded Jain writings guarantee Chandragupta pursued Jainism by first revoking his riches and influence, leaving with Jain priest Acharya Bhadrabahu, and playing out a custom of calmly inviting demise by fasting. Chandragupta’s life and achievements are depicted in antiquated Hindu, Buddhist, and Greek writings, yet the subtleties fluctuate essentially from those in the Jain texts. Megasthenes filled in as a Greek envoy in his court for a long time.
As per different legends, Chandragupta, with the direction of his Chief Minister Chanakya (otherwise called Kautilya), made another domain, applied the standards of statecraft, manufactured a huge armed force and kept extending the limits of his realm. Chandragupta ventured into the Indian satraps of the Greek Seleucus I Nicator and verified a marriage collusion. Chandragupta’s domain nearly traversed the Indian subcontinent, aside from the southernmost areas (presently Tamil Nadu and Kerala) and Kalinga (presently Odisha). Subsequent to binding together quite a bit of India, Chandragupta and Chanakya passed a progression of major financial and political changes. Chandragupta set up a solid focal organization from Pataliputra (presently Patna). Chandragupta’s India had a proficient, profoundly sorted out structure. The realm constructed framework, for example, water system, sanctuaries, mines and streets, prompting a solid economy. During Chandragupta’s rule and that of his line, numerous religions flourished in India, with Buddhism, Jainism and Ajivika picking up noticeable quality alongside the Brahmanism traditions. A remembrance to Chandragupta Maurya exists on Chandragiri slope in Shravanabelagola, Karnakata.